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Drumheller RCMP arrest male following Monday stabbing

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Drumheller RCMP arrested a male in relation to a stabbing incident on Monday, September 11.
At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Monday, a 45-year-old male from Drumheller attended the Drumheller RCMP Detachment suffering from an apparent stab wound; the victim was transported to Drumheller Health Centre and later airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to Foothills Hospital in Calgary.
During the investigation, a suspect was identified who was known to the victim.
“The victim and suspect were known to each other and this is considered an isolated incident; no other persons from the public were at risk during this occurrence,” states Staff Sergeant Rob Harms.
At approximately 6:45 p.m., RCMP members converged on a residence in the 700 block of 3 Avenue West in Drumheller. Jeffery Burke, 53, of Drumheller was arrested and taken into custody without incident.
Burke is charged with Aggravated Assault contrary to Section 268 of the Criminal Code, and Possess a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to Section 88(2) of the Criminal Code.

Following a bail hearing, Burke was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in the Drumheller Court of Justice on Friday, September 15.

The victim has since been released from hospital.

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